World Museum

World Museum
William Brown Street
L3 8EN


World Museum Liverpool




General information

0151 478 4393


0151 478 4612



0151 478 4788

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Exterior of World Museum Liverpool
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Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!

World Museum is the largest and oldest of the National Museums Liverpool, founded in 1851 when the 13th Earl of Derby left his substantial natural history collection to the city.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre

Opening hours

Daily 10am-5pm
Closed: 24 December, from 2pm.
25, 26 December
1 January

Admission charges

Free for all, including the Planetarium.

Its collections are world-wide in scope, and world-class in quality. They cover archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. The popular Planetarium is now free to all.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Planetarium; Dinosaurs; Aquarium; Greeks; Romans; Egyptians; Mummies; Space; Archaeology
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Bee on lavender

RSPB Helping Wildlife

  • 28 July — 2 August 2014

If you like birds and wildlife join members of the RSPB to find out how you can help them.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Shark teeth


  • 2 — 3 August 2014 1-4pm

Make your own fossil while finding out more about trilobites, ammonites and shark teeth fossils.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Snakes (title tbc)

  • 19 September 2014 — 22 February 2015

A new exhibition about snakes will open in April. Slither into a secretive life of snakes and bring to light the bringing to light the beauty and mystery surrounding these extraordinary animals.